Leopards Leap Culinaria Collection Chenin Blanc 2016

Leopard's Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc has a well-defined ripe fruit character, showing aromas of Golden Delicious apple and tropical fruit flavours. These aromas are supported by sweet-spice flavours and a lively tartness. Elegant oak nuances make this wine a unique food companion.

Elegant oak nuances make this wine a unique food companion.

variety : Chenin Blanc | 100% Chenin Blanc
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.29  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2016 Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge

The Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection is a celebration of the harmony in which food and wine complement one another. Matching the finest in food with the finest in wine is the very reason behind this exquisite collection - to create optimal enjoyment through mutual enhancement.

in the vineyard : The grapes grow on bush vines with an average age of twenty years and an average yield of 4,8 tons per hectare. The unirrigated soils have a unique water-releasing capacity that favours good grape concentration.

about the harvest: 

Harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : After berry-sorting and de-stemming, grapes were crushed and pressed after a short period of skin contact. The juice was allowed to settle, then fermented at 18 degrees Celsius in 500-litre second-fill and third-fill French oak barrels. Barrels were topped up and the wine was allowed nine months' lees contact prior to blending and bottling. Before release, the wine was bottle-matured for four months.

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